In this fast-paced modern world, where every other industry is undergoing changes; the education industry is no different. It is also witnessing significant advancements thanks to the quantum-leap in the state-of-the-art technologies and digital transformation.
This digital shift and technological advancements will help eliminate current barriers of providing quality education to all across the globe and equip students of today for the future we are predicting tomorrow. We have compiled some of the key trends that are going to soon revolutionizing education and teaching methods for increased engagement. Read on further to find out those trends-
- Online Education
With the proliferation of internet users in the form of students, teachers, parents and other professionals lately, these all are now ready and willing to take their learning experience on a different tangent with the technological advancements. Everyone is looking forward to learning new things online at their ease and comfort and eliminate the concept of classroom learning.
This, in turn, will facilitate students in clearing doubts in real-time, learning or revising topics digitally, i.e., anywhere and anytime.
Obviously when ticket booking, food ordering TV shows all are online, then why not learning to be online?
As per a report, internet diffusion is accelerating in rural parts of India which means mobile app-based services like WhatsApp and Youtube are also gaining traction. Consequently, it will help rural students in consuming education digitally in the form of videos and documents.
- Digital and Comprehensive Online Assessments
Students’ evaluation has always been the major problem of academic curriculum. In fact, the success of education largely depends on the type of evaluation done. And in India especially, where analysis is done based on the theoretical knowledge of students, that too manually, by one of the mentors, it results in some limitation to this method-
- Human intervention is required
- It is prone to error
- The method is biased and not standardized for all students
- It doesn’t involve checking of practical knowledge of students
The evaluation method would be refined soon in near-future with the digital shift. It will assess the practical knowledge of students in particular topics and subjects. Theory proportion would also be reduced gradually.
- Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is considered as the single largest technology that has huge potential to disrupt every aspect of human existence. Due to its highly dynamic nature, it is progressing at an accelerating pace. This has also led to an unfathomable impact on the education sector.
In fact, AI has made it easier to impart knowledge to students digitally across the world and also monitor success with the help of appropriate assessments.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also initiated the process of revamping their education process by including AI in the syllabus to make students well-versed with today’s fast-growing and highly demanding technologies.
- Personalized Learning
Learning requirements of every individual are different. So, why not personalize them? Curating content as per personal requirements of students will not only speed up the whole learning process but will also help in retention of knowledge up to 70% at least.
Blended learning is a concept that reduces teachers’ responsibility and encourages students to be independent with the discovery-learning method. The more they discover, the better they learn!
Another method is adaptive learning where students take important decisions on their own such as a task to be completed within the timeframe and completing assessments. This learning focuses on gathering data about students’ behavior as to how they counter and overcome problems and later provide feedback.
Such kind of personalization due to digital transformation in education space is a driving force for a futuristic learning specter.
- Upgrading the Learning Space
The concept of uncluttered classrooms and personalized attention has given rise to the concept of e-learning where there are smart boards instead of chalkboards and pods of the smart desk rather than individual seating structures. Students are taken on virtual field trips instead of essential book reading.
This paradigm shift in the education space is designed to integrate technology and enhance the digital learning experience of students.
Colleges and schools will provide informal campuses to help students learn at their convenience in the course of time.
Education can not prepare students for the future with lessons of the past. Thankfully, the amalgamation of technology and digital transformation are bringing significant changes in ed -space resulting in increasing interest of students in learning new stuff. These trends will bring great opportunities for ed-tech companies to tap next billion internet users irrespective of lots of challenges and experiments. And that to me, is something to get very excited about!
BasicFirst is also one of the e-learning solution providers that not only understands the need for the evolvement of the education sector but also ascertains that people are empowered enough to take benefit of it. And so for the same, it has initiated rent-a-tab service where students can rent a tablet and continue with their e-learning classes and real-time doubt clearing sessions without any obstacle. A one-stop solution for all which not only focuses on students from grade 6 to 12th but also on those who are prepping up for competitive exams!